Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

Tyler Durden's picture

First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey... and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony - just as Obama's warmongery ramps up...


Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do." Perhaps he is wrong?

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there...


Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Spastica Rex's picture

By corollary, didn't Obama claim that all nations, other than the United States, are dispensable?

Winston Churchill's picture

Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

Realpolitik 101.

I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, or get a degree in international relations.

I do know wxactly how the real world works though, and its not pretty.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for

Pax Americana to remain No 1.

Spastica Rex's picture

He's really starting to sound a little master-racey to me.

Spastica Rex's picture

The Third Reich was predicated on genetic superiority, Obama's is predicated on ideological superiority and birthright of place.

Same crap, slightly different flavor, all about entitlement.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Superiority based on superior basketball skills.  Superior slam-dunkability.

Dublinmick's picture

That is the myth you have been handed Rex but the Reich was fashioned on the Disraeli scheme of combining khazars with Europeans and forming a super race. Hitler, Goebbels, Hess, Bormann and hundreds of other high ranking nazis were Jewish, just as Angela is. Give up the fairy tales.

SheepDog-One's picture

Right, can you imagine the shitstorm if Bush were president and had made the same remarks? The media would be going apeshit.

Ariadne's picture

Jerry Brown is starting to sound a lot Emperor of California to me.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Emperor Moonbeam the first.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for Pax Americana to remain No 1"

That's the most fascist comment I've read here in a long time... on top of being 100% stupid. Hey asshole if you nuke other countries don't you THINK they'll hit you TOO.

Idiot! Or are you an armchair strategist like V. Nuland? ;-)

Better start lving in reality cos thta's what the Russians and the Chinese do (adn that's why they kick your Uncle Sam's ass month after month).

ShakaZulu's picture

Hey! I'm gonna haf tuh think about that for a while...

Kaiser Sousa's picture

yes u r right u german cunt...
and u cant solve europes u fucking banker owned bitch...

Kaiser Sousa's picture

wow lots of merkel fans...
or perhaps cunt adverse ones...
no matter...

schadenfreude's picture

Once again profanity. You are a dumbass or a paid shill?

Alberich's picture

"Anymore"?! So it's just a question of when the US can solve the world's problems, not whether. Gut gemacht Angela. Alienating both sides.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

"The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..."

And that is the ultimate in hubris and self important blovating. With pride comes disgrace with humility comes wisdom....


Winston Churchill's picture

Can we Baker Act TOTUS ?

Seems suicidal and genocidal.

williambanzai7's picture

These are the kind of things that get mumbled while you are waiting for your turn to putt.

Boubou's picture

Reminds me of my American grandson. He claims he is the most modest kid in the tri-state area.

agstacks's picture

Was the actualy quote,  "U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE" ???

Sizzurp's picture

In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine.  Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."

Boubou's picture

I can fix that "  US blundering has created natural gas problems in Ukraine and elsewhere and I need to get off my knees and fix something myself"

August's picture

Just build the fucking Berlin-to-Bagdad pipeline, and be done with it.

lakecity55's picture

Angela, Angela, who are you going to listen to? Backdoor Barry or a Real Man?

I...I am falling for you Vlad...

I am still single, baby....

Check your phone, Vlad...something is there for you.

Uhh, later, my dear, I must meet with Medvedev....

I'll be waiting, my Russian Hunk.

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

Angela makes me so hard when she talks tough....

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

Only other german gal to give me that tingly feeling down yonder was that beauty, Silvia Wadwha.... where hast thou been, Frau Wadwha??

sosoome's picture

OBarry the psychopath is very dangerous right now as he desperately attempts to prove his relevance.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Something's up.  the "leadership" of U.S. puppet states don't get all "truthy" without specific instructions to do so.

Boubou's picture

Right.  This is ominous.  If the British poodle starts have an opinion of his own, it's all over

Rinzler's picture

"Perhaps he is wrong?"


Blasphemer, you must die!!

Yen Cross's picture

 Merkle is starting to get a chill when she steps outside during the evening to see the beautiful foliage starting to change colors...

Keltner Channel Surf's picture

She said "hegemony", I heard "hedge money", Merkel forecasts a rare holiday market pullback . . .

Tenshin Headache's picture

I'm slow this week. Beat me to "hedgemoney".

Keltner Channel Surf's picture

Not as slow as today's market.  I didn't think machines took vacations.  Must be French algos -- takin' the whole month off, like a hexadecimal Rohmer film . . .

Mike Masr's picture

Boomerangs are a bitch!

Sandmann's picture

The US is becoming a major problem and will be taken down. Either the US public take control of their government or they will have to live with the consequences of failing to do so which may be radioactive fallout and areas of nuclear winter. Japan did not bring its regime to heel and nor did Germany so the omens for the US are not good.

Duc888's picture

Sizzurp: In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine. Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."


You watch withing 90 days Putin will nudge Germany in the direction of joining BRICS.

samsara's picture

Jim Willie predicted that a few months ago I think.

Latina Lover's picture

Yes, he did. In fact, he believes that Merkel will be pushed out of power unless she relented.

schadenfreude's picture

Latin Lover, don't rely on insecure information

KickIce's picture

I think Germany (and Merkel) is safe as long as they have control of their gold.  Oops.

Duffy's picture

When did America solve the world's problems, apart from the very arguable WW2?



If it isn't causing many or most of the instability in the world directly, it is providing for it and insulating it from any repercussions, as in Gaza:

Canucklehead's picture

Nobody cares about Gaza. That is an cesspool of inbreds who can't relate to the real world.

I realize everyone who promotes Gaza's agenda feels that ISIS should invade the USA. You need to put things in perspective:

ISIS regulars - 50,000+ (maybe I'm a little high but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.)

Pennsylvania State Deer Hunters (opening day) 1,000,000+. These are the numbers for one state.

Estimate of US military veterans - 21,000,000 (all ages).

I think we are at the point where the Western World is tired of the Middle East Inbred induced problems and are looking for a simple solution to fix that. I expect if a battle were to break out (call it a new crusade) don't be surprised if there is a run on Piggy Puffs to be used to stuff down the throats of those ISIS related trophy kills.

youngman's picture

Is Germany building a new Bismark...or maybe China is building it????

blu's picture

That's prolly my favourite word, prolly: Hegemony.

Hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony.

And you can misspell it too if you want: Hegemoney.

So it's more on-topic that way. See bankers all hold hegemoney over average Americans.

Now pat me on the head and tell me I'm a clever demon.